Traditional Inhabitant Fishing Boat Licence: Torres Strait - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to commence commercial fishing activities in the Australian section of the Torres Strait Protected Zone. This licence is issued to Torres Strait islanders only, or other approved persons under the Torres Strait Treaty. The Protected Zone is that area, commonly referred to as Torres Strait, lying between mainland Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Marine species covered include:

  • Tropical Rock Lobster
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Pearl Shell
  • prawn
  • net
  • Sea Cucumbers
  • Trochus
  • crab
  • fin fish
  • all sub species.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Traditional Inhabitant Fishing Boat Licences are issued only to those officially identified as Torres Strait Islanders. To be officially identified as a traditional inhabitant you must lodge a Torres Strait traditional inhabitant ID. The identification form must be completed by the councillor of a relevant community and the mayor of the same council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application -

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Renew Renewal $100.00 -

Act(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 AG

Regulation(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Regulations 1985 AG

Administering agency

The Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority

Licensing Section

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority

Licensing Section

The Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority

Mailing address: PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 13 25 23
Phone: 1300 723 621